The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was a great example to us of how to show empathy. He would have empathy for all types of people, it didn’t matter who it was.
Abu Jahal made it very clear his hatred of the Prophet (saw) and all the Muslims of that time. Abu Jahals son went to visit the Prophet after the conquest of Makkah. When the Prophet heard he was coming he said “I am hopeful that he will accept Islam.
In his presence none of you should refer to his father as Abu Jahah (father of ignorance) because it would hurt his feelings”